I don’t write specifically about the church that I go to on purpose as I have never want to be confused as a representative of the church in an official capacity. I am breaking from that tradition today after viewing this morning’s message concerning the future vision of Celebration Church. I will sum up how I feel in these few words:
I am so proud to be a part of Celebration Church.
I believe that Pastor Joe is a true man of God who is willing to put everything on the line for the will of God for his life, his family, and for the church. As fast and big as the church has grown in the last 13 years God is still wanting to do more through Pastor Joe and Celebration Church and they are open to God doing it. Through the vision that Pastor Joe shared this morning he demonstrates his faith and determination in God’s will for Celebration Church. I believe that God is just getting started with Celebration and am excited to see the vision manifest.
My Next Chapter
Seeing Pastor Joe this morning ignited something on the inside of me concerning God’s vision for me and ultimately my family. Just as Pastor Joe is the leader of the church and his family I am the leader of my family. It is my responsibility to seek the vision/plan of God for my life and for my family, build my faith in regard to that vision, then communicate the vision to my family in order to allow God to manifest it.
In Pastor Joe’s message he mentioned all the great things that God has done in the church over the last 13 years. It included the different buildings and areas they moved to as they grew. Each time God would call them to stretch a little further, to take another step even though they had just finished taking one.
In my life I have been through a lot of different things over the last few years. It is tempting to say “I need to rest, I have been through so much” but no, God is only getting started in my life as well. It is weird but everything up until now feels like it was just preparation for this time in my life. Just like Celebration Church – I’m just getting started.
Where Do We Go From Here?
For Celebration Church we are taking the hill. Pastor Joe spoke about how someone before us made room for us at Celebration, now it is time for us to make room for someone to come after us. This calls for a new building that can accommodate more people and have better facilities for our kids. This is being done through the Forward campaign at the church.
In my life it is about spending some more time in prayer and in the word in order to bring clarity to the vision for my life. I know that I am not supposed to return to the life I had before. That chapter is over. This part of my life is a new and is barely getting started. I believe that God has vision for each of the different parts on my life such as family, finances, and ministry. I look forward to hearing the vision and seeing it manifest.
An Exciting Time to Be Alive
I love being a part of things that are alive and active such as Celebration Church. My life is also transforming and is becoming exciting once again. I look forward to the coming months and years as God’s plans unfold at Celebration Church and in my life as well.
Here’s a video of what the Forward campaign is about - For more room, for more children, and for more connections.